Juanmi (footballer, born 1993)

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Juanmi
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Juanmi playing for Spain U19 in 2012
Personal information
Full name Juan Miguel Jiménez López
Date of birth (1993-05-20) 20 May 1993 (age 24)
Place of birth Coín, Spain
Height 1.69 m (5 ft 7 in)
Playing position Forward
Club information
Current team
Real Sociedad
Number 7
Youth career
Atlético Coín
2008–2010 Málaga
Senior career*
Years Team Apps (Gls)
2009–2011 Málaga B 22 (1)
2010–2015 Málaga 85 (18)
2013 Racing Santander (loan) 19 (0)
2015–2016 Southampton 12 (0)
2016– Real Sociedad 35 (11)
National team
2009–2010 Spain U17 6 (5)
2011 Spain U18 3 (2)
2011–2012 Spain U19 19 (8)
2015– Spain 1 (0)
* Senior club appearances and goals counted for the domestic league only and correct as of 21 May 2017.
‡ National team caps and goals correct as of 31 March 2015

Juan Miguel Jiménez López (born 20 May 1993), known as Juanmi, is a Spanish professional footballer who plays for Real Sociedad as a forward.

He came through the youth ranks at Málaga, starting in its reserves and making his first-team debut in 2010, also spending time on loan at Racing de Santander in 2013.

Juanmi won the European Championship with Spain under-19s in 2011 and 2012, and made his senior international debut in 2015.

Club career[edit]

Málaga[edit]

Juanmi was born in Coín, Málaga. Raised in Málaga CF's youth ranks, he made his first-team debut on 13 January 2010 in a Copa del Rey away match against Getafe CF, scoring as the Andalusians were crushed 1–5 (losing 3–6 on aggregate), which made him the club's youngest ever goalscorer in an official match at the age of only 16;[1] Four days later, he first appeared in La Liga, playing eight minutes in a 1–0 home win against the same opponent.[2]

On 27 March 2010, Juanmi assisted Apoño's goal in a 1–1 home draw against CD Tenerife.[3] Although Málaga were threatened with relegation until the last day of the season, he still was able to appear in five first-team games, totalling 110 minutes; on 5 August he signed his first professional contract, keeping him with the club until the end of 2014–15.[4]

On 12 September 2010, 17-year-old Juanmi started at Real Zaragoza, scoring twice as Málaga led 5–0 at the 30-minute mark (eventually winning 5–3).[5] By doing this, he became the youngest player in the competition's history to score two goals in only one game.[6]

After the 2011 summer signing of Ruud van Nistelrooy, Juanmi was further demoted down Málaga's attacking pecking order. He made his first appearance of the season on 11 December 2011, coming on as a substitute and scoring in a 1–1 home draw against CA Osasuna;[7] two days later he started at Getafe for the Spanish Cup, and netted the game's only goal in the 84th minute.[8]

On 15 January 2013, after appearing even more rarely, Juanmi was loaned to Segunda División's Racing de Santander until June.[9] He failed to find the net during his short spell, and his team also suffered relegation.

Juanmi was given more playing time by new Málaga manager Bernd Schuster in 2013–14,[10] and was made a starter by Javi Gracia in the following campaign.[11] On 31 January 2015 he was definitely promoted to the main squad, being handed the number 11 jersey.[12]

Southampton[edit]

On 16 June 2015, Juanmi signed a four-year deal with Premier League side Southampton, for an undisclosed fee reported to be £5 million.[13][14][15] He made his debut on 30 July, coming on for Jordy Clasie in the 62nd minute and setting up fellow substitute Shane Long for the final goal in a 3–0 win over Vitesse Arnhem at St. Mary's Stadium in the third qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.[16]

Real Sociedad[edit]

On 9 June 2016, after only 19 goalless appearances across all competitions – two starts – Juanmi returned to his country and joined Real Sociedad for an undisclosed fee.[17] He made his competitive debut on 21 August, starting as they began the season with a 0–3 home loss to Real Madrid,[18] and six days later he scored his first goal to open a 2–0 win at Osasuna.[19]

Juanmi was given a yellow card on 28 February 2017 for celebrating the opening goal of a 2–2 draw with SD Eibar at Anoeta Stadium by lifting up his shirt to show a tribute to the recently deceased leukemia sufferer Pablo Ráez, and was sent off in the second half for a second booking.[20]

International career[edit]

Juanmi won two consecutive UEFA European Under-19 Championships, scoring two goals in the 2011 edition in Romania. On 23 March 2015, he was called up to the senior Spain national team for the first time by coach Vicente del Bosque, ahead of a UEFA Euro 2016 qualifier against Ukraine and a friendly with the Netherlands, after Diego Costa withdrew with a hamstring injury.[21] He made his debut in the latter game at the Amsterdam Arena on 31 March, starting and making way for Álvaro Morata in a 0–2 defeat.[22]

Career statistics[edit]

Club[edit]

As of 07 May 2017[23]
Club Season League Cup Europe Total
Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals Apps Goals
Málaga 2009–10 5 0 1 1 6 1
2010–11 17 4 0 0 17 4
2011–12 6 1 1 1 7 2
2012–13 1 1 4 0 2 0 7 1
2013–14 22 4 2 1 24 5
2014–15 34 8 4 0 38 8
Total 85 18 12 3 2 0 99 21
Racing Santander 2012–13 19 0 0 0 19 0
Total 19 0 0 0 0 0 19 0
Southampton 2015–16 12 0 3 0 4 0 19 0
Total 12 0 3 0 4 0 19 0
Real Sociedad 2016–17 33 10 2 3 0 0 35 13
Career total 149 28 17 6 6 0 172 34

International[edit]

As of 31 March 2015[24]
Spain
Year Apps Goals
2015 1 0
Total 1 0

Honours[edit]

International[edit]

Spain U19

References[edit]

  1. ^ "El Getafe no tiene piedad del Málaga" [Getafe has no mercy on Málaga]. ABC (in Spanish). 14 January 2010. Retrieved 18 February 2014. 
  2. ^ "Malaga peg back cup tormentors". ESPN Soccernet. 17 January 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  3. ^ "Alfaro is spot on". ESPN Soccernet. 27 March 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  4. ^ "Juanmi, blanquiazul hasta la 2014–2015" [Juanmi, blanquiazul until 2014–2015] (in Spanish). Málaga CF. 5 August 2010. Archived from the original on 8 October 2011. Retrieved 5 August 2010. 
  5. ^ "Five star Malaga romp home in thriller". ESPN Soccernet. 12 September 2010. Retrieved 20 February 2011. 
  6. ^ "Juanmi Jiménez: "Todo me salió bien en Zaragoza"" [Juanmi Jiménez: "Everything went smoothly in Zaragoza"]. La Opinión de Málaga (in Spanish). 14 September 2010. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  7. ^ "Juanmi rescues Malaga point". ESPN Soccernet. 11 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  8. ^ "Juanmi rompe el pacto de no agresión" [Juanmi breaks non-aggression pact]. Marca (in Spanish). 13 December 2011. Retrieved 13 December 2011. 
  9. ^ "Juanmi se marcha cedido al Racing" [Juanmi goes on loan to Racing]. Marca (in Spanish). 15 January 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  10. ^ "Schuster apuesta por "recuperar" a Juanmi" [Schuster bets on "recovering" Juanmi] (in Spanish). El Desmarque. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  11. ^ "Juanmi – Málaga: "Javi Gracia me ha dado confianza"" [Juanmi – Málaga: "Javi Gracia has given me confidence"] (in Spanish). Nuevo Fútbol. 21 November 2014. Archived from the original on 4 January 2015. Retrieved 3 January 2015. 
  12. ^ "Juanmi tendrá ya dorsal con el primer equipo, el 11" [Juanmi to have a first-team jersey, the 11]. Diario Sur (in Spanish). 31 January 2015. Retrieved 3 February 2015. 
  13. ^ "Southampton FC reach agreement with Málaga CF to pay buyout clause for Juanmi". Málaga CF. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 15 June 2015. 
  14. ^ "Saints confirm deal for Spain forward Juanmi". Southampton F.C. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 16 June 2015. 
  15. ^ "Southampton sign forward Juanmi from Malaga on four-year deal". ESPN FC. 16 June 2015. Retrieved 8 August 2015. 
  16. ^ Williams, Adam (30 July 2015). "Southampton 3–0 Vitesse". BBC Sport. Retrieved 30 July 2015. 
  17. ^ "Juanmi completes move to Real Sociedad". Southampton F.C. 9 June 2016. Retrieved 9 June 2016. 
  18. ^ "Real Madrid ganó 3–0 a Real Sociedad en inicio de la liga española" [Real Madrid won 3–0 to Real Sociedad on the opening day of the Spanish league]. El Comercio (in Spanish). 21 August 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  19. ^ "Juanmi Jiménez confirma ante Osasuna su gran rendimiento de pretemporada" [Juanmi Jiménez confirms against Osasuna his great pre-season form]. El Diario Vasco (in Spanish). 28 August 2016. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  20. ^ "Juanmi sent off after yellow card for Pablo Raez gesture after goal". Diario AS. 28 February 2017. Retrieved 1 March 2017. 
  21. ^ "Diego Costa: Chelsea striker pulls out of Spain squad with injury". BBC Sport. 24 March 2015. Retrieved 24 March 2015. 
  22. ^ "Netherlands 2–0 Spain: Rejuvenated Dutch ease pressure on Hiddink". Goal.com. 31 March 2015. Retrieved 31 March 2015. 
  23. ^ "Juanmi". Soccerway. Retrieved 31 March 2014. 
  24. ^ "Juanmi". European Football. Retrieved 28 July 2015. 
  25. ^ "Crónica del República Checa-España, 2–3" [Czech Republic-Spain match report, 2–3] (in Spanish). Europa Press. 1 August 2011. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 
  26. ^ "La sub´19, campeona de Europa" [The U19, European champions]. La Nueva España (in Spanish). 15 July 2012. Retrieved 10 September 2014. 

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